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A Daughter’s Mission: Special Tribute To American Hero Mike Spann

9/9/2019
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The daughter of the first American killed in combat in the War on Terror joins SmartHER News to tell the true story of her father. Alison Spann shares incredible insight about Mike Spann: His work for the CIA, the mysterious American he encountered in Afghanistan before he died, and why his sacrifice is one we should never forget.

Duration:00:35:36

SmartHER News-July 4th-The Flag-Part 2

7/3/2019
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What does it take to save and store a gigantic 200-year-old flag? And what will it take to preserve the flag for a few hundred years more? The original “Star-Spangled Banner" that flew over Fort McHenry, inspiring the national anthem that helped the flag become the ubiquitous symbol it is today, is part of the collection at the Smithsonian Museum. Jennifer Jones, curator for the Star Spangled Banner, shares with us what it takes to preserve this national treasure and why it matters.

Duration:00:13:29

SMARTHER NEWS- JULY 4TH-THE AMERICAN FLAG-PART 2

7/3/2019
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What does it take to save and store a gigantic 200-year-old flag? And what will it take to preserve the flag for a few hundred years more? The original “Star-Spangled Banner" that flew over Fort McHenry, inspiring the national anthem that helped the flag become the ubiquitous symbol it is today, is part of the collection at the Smithsonian Museum. Jennifer Jones, curator for the Star Spangled Banner, shares with us what it takes to preserve this national treasure and why it matters.

Duration:00:16:33

SMARTHER NEWS - JULY 4TH - THE AMERICAN FLAG

7/3/2019
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The American Flag that we associate with the fight for American independence really became the symbol we know it to be today years after the American Revolution during the War of 1812. The flag that flew over Fort McHenry during a pivotal battle against the British inspired America’s national anthem and has survived for more than 200 years. We speak to Shannon Lucas, Park Ranger at Fort McHenry about the backstory of the flag's creation, the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner and what both...

Duration:00:28:18

Our Week In Review June 28th, 2019.

6/30/2019
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Five “SmartHER" facts to know about the state of immigration at the U.S. southern border - Our Week In Review June 28th, 2019.

Duration:00:15:50

Mom Hacks Author Dr. Darria Chats With Jenna Lee

2/23/2019
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Dr. Long Gillespie dishes out "MomHacks" with Jenna Lee. #MomHacks #JennaLee #DrDarria #Smarther

Duration:00:25:11

SmartHER News Podcast-Ep.18-On The Ground in Tijuana

1/17/2019
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Photographer Joel Grimes recently visited Tijuana where thousands have traveled to potentially seek asylum in America. An estimated 6,000 Central Americans walking in caravans reached Tijuana late this Fall - another 1,000 are currently heading to the border from Honduras. But it’s not just Central Americans in camps. Thousands from Haiti traveled to the U.S. southern border in 2016 hoping to seek asylum. Joel provided a rare opportunity to speak to someone, outside the political debate, who...

Duration:00:10:26

SmartHER News Podcast Ep.17- An American Christmas Story - The untold story behind the American Christmas tree industry with some unique perspective (and tree buying tips) by Doug Hundley of the National Christmas Tree Association

11/29/2018
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An American Christmas Story - The untold story behind the American Christmas tree industry with some unique perspective (and tree buying tips) by Doug Hundley of the National Christmas Tree Association.

Duration:00:08:48

SmartHER News Podcast Ep. 16--Jocko Willink

11/14/2018
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Retired Navy SEAL, Entrepreneur, and Best-Selling Author Jocko Willink shares the story behind his new children’s book “Mikey and the Dragons" with Jenna Lee, founder of SmartHER News. Jenna’s husband Leif Babin served with Jocko and together they wrote two best-selling leadership books and launched “Echelon Front” - a company that builds and trains high performance teams across every industry.

Duration:00:27:20

SmartHER News-Episode 15-Jonathan Schanzer

10/14/2018
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3 major nations and one big mystery. What’s at stake behind the alleged murder in Turkey of a Saudi Arabian journalist working for an American newspaper.

Duration:00:07:28

SmartHER News -Ep.14-The True Story Behind “The Miracle on Market”

9/21/2018
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A SmartHER take on a story that made international headlines. Several years ago a sick baby girl, given nearly no chance at survival, was randomly chosen from a crowd in Philadelphia and kissed by Pope Francis. Shortly after, Gianna Masciantonio suddenly started making an astonishing recovery that many called a “miracle". But that’s not the real story. Gianna celebrated her 4th birthday this week. Hear about her incredible journey as told by her mother, Kristen Masciantonio. An...

Duration:00:16:49

Smarther News-Ep.13-Marisa Wayne

9/14/2018
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To anyone who embraces their "inner geek" data rules. Yet, this week's news cycle offers a reminder that even the strongest data can only tell us so much; often, it ironically highlights the unknown. Here's 3 stories you should know, from the week, plus, a conversation with John Wayne's youngest daughter Marisa Wayne on her life with the Hollywood legend and how she's building her own empire: Grit Cycle.

Duration:00:12:24

SmartHER News Podcast-Ep.12-Taliban Peace Talks with Tom Joscelyn

9/7/2018
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Cut out the noise. Here’s the top 2 stories of the week plus the truth about the Taliban (and why peace talks with them may not be “peace talks” at all) with Tom Joscelyn of The Long War Journal.

Duration:00:23:24

SmartHER News Podcast -Ep.11-A Courageous Voice

8/24/2018
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A Nicaraguan man risks his life to tell us what's happening inside a country he loves, and why instability in Nicaragua should matter to us all. Plus, two facts that matter about the Special Counsel Investigation.

Duration:00:14:34

SmartHER News-Ep.10-Adventurer Bryce Carlson

8/17/2018
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Bryce Carlson tells SmartHER News about the life lessons he learned rowing, solo, across the the North Atlantic.

Duration:00:25:37

SmartHER News-Ep.9-Dr. Kevin Campbell

8/10/2018
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The 3 top things we learned this week on SmartHER News - from violence in Chicago, Hollywood’s Walk of Fame and just how much PURE alcohol Americans drink a year. Cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell joins us to explain why he walked away from his successful medical practice to lead a medical mission to one of the most rural places on the planet. He had an incredible adventure and learned so much about himself, AND healthcare. An inspiring heart-racing story we hope you love!

Duration:00:24:19

SmartHER Podcast Ep 8 - A Remarkable Invention & News To Know

8/3/2018
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3 must-know news stories from the week (a look at wages, a warning for Apple and why we need to watch the Russians when it comes to our electricity as much as our elections). Also, a profile on a company that confronted tragedy and turned the experience into a product that saves lives. Meet the family behind "Katchakid".

Duration:00:22:55

SmartHER News Ep.7-White House Photog Paul Morse

7/21/2018
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Dear Friends, While we cover current event headlines on SmartHERNews.com (and this week is no exception), taking a break from the back-n-forth and listening to someone like our next guest can offer invaluable insight, not only for what we see and read on a regular basis, but how to live our best lives. You might have seen the above “family photo” at Former First Lady Barbara Bush’s funeral. The attendees all recognizable to us, and ironically, the man behind the camera familiar to...

Duration:01:07:38

Smarther News Ep.6- Independence Day

7/3/2018
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Happy July 4th! Did you know the American Revolutionary war lasted 7 years?….7 years.... And by a simple twist of fate or luck or divine intervention…America didnt lose…but we had a few very near misses of almost losing it all. And that’s why the story of Washington’s Crossing marks a pivotal moment in all of our fates. Because it changed the momentum of the war. Listen to the story as told by Clay Craighead, marvelous historian, at Washington Crossing State Park. I had to got there in...

Duration:00:37:40

Smarther News- Ep.5 -Historian Barry Moreno

6/30/2018
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SmartHER Summary As we prepare to celebrate America's independence, we reflect on the power of choice. A simple choice to rebel gave birth to our nation. And this week’s news reminds us how choices (both big and small) *still* shape our course. At the highest court of the land, a choice can change the outcome for an entire nation. Justice Anthony Kennedy's choice to retire (and choice to deliver his resignation letter to the White House in person) – sets in motion a shake-up at the...

Duration:00:53:00